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St. Louis MetroMarket: An Opportunity to Do Good for Your Employees and Your Community

Posted By Louise Probst, Thursday, May 3, 2018
The St. Louis MetroMarket, a farmers' market on wheels, is a feast for all of the senses . This eye-catching nonprofit has transformed a donated city bus into a mobile grocery store, fully stocked with fragrant and flavorful seasonal fruits, vegetables, spices and pre-made meals. At the core of the organization is a mission to bring healthy, fresh foods to neighborhoods without access to them, and make it easier for people without sufficient transportation, time or money to eat healthy.
 
Like many other attendees of BHC's Spring Forum last week, I had the opportunity to step into this farmers' market. It was clean, bright, fun and full of superior fresh produce at prices that were equally as attention-grabbing. In addition to a bag of healthy food, I came away with high expectations for MetroMarket's potential to help increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables in St. Louis. According to the CDC, eating five servings of fruits and vegetables each day is one of the most important practices for healthy living.
 
With the support of the American Heart Association, the BHC is partnering with St. Louis MetroMarket to help employees eat healthier in the workplace. New in 2018, the St. Louis MetroMarket is now scheduling visits to workplaces in the St. Louis area. You can set up a 2-hour visit to your organization's parking lot and provide a convenient and fun opportunity for employees to grocery shop or grab a quick, healthy lunch. Other services include free recipe cards with each purchase and an evaluation report to provide insights on employee engagement and purchasing behaviors.
 
Adopting use of this roving farmers' market is an opportunity to encourage healthy eating among your employees as well as provide additional support towards the organization's vision of a healthier St. Louis for every community. For more information, please contact Lucas Signorelli, Executive Director of the St. Louis MetroMarket, by email at lucas@stlmetromarket.com or phone at 314-475-0398.
 
 
Warm regards, 

Louise Probst 
BHC Executive Director

  

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